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Guns at the Airport

Posted on the 20 November 2011 by Mikeb302000
The Sacrmento Bee reports on the latest guy who "forgot" he'd packed a gun in the carry-on bag.
Guns at the Airport
What could possible be going through a gun owners mind at this point of the process? Does he think he'll beat the system because its so busy and crowded?
What ever happened to all that talk about risk assessment? Aren't gun owners into the idea that however unlikely it may be that they'll one day need the gun to save themselves, the potential risk of such an incident happening while they're unarmed is too high to ignore.
Isn't the potential damage of being detected at the airport with a gun too high to make it worthwhile? Or are the guys who are being caught EVERY SINGLE DAY among the ones who should not have guns in the first place?
One-strike-you're-out is my answer, at least for now. Hopefully the country will come to its senses and we can begin to screen out these bad apples before the fact.
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